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Akron Disaster 1933/04/04


Published 1933
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Navy dirigible Akron crashed in the ocean near the New Jersey coast April 4, 1933, during a storm. Only 3 survived out of a crew of 76 men. (silent partial newsreel)


Production Company Universal Studios
Audio/Visual silent, b&w

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Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - May 16, 2005
Subject: Here's the Deep Blue Sea It's at the Bottom of...
Silent newsreel story documenting the crash of Navy dirigible U.S.S. Akron. Mostly this involves showing the bit of ocean it crashed into and showing the recovery of dead bodies from the deep. They do include some footage of the Akron in its heyday, though, and those scenes are quite historically interesting, bringing back the days of huge airships floating silently through the sky.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.
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